Friday, March 23, 2007

#44 - Spring Break

Stripes #44 (3-23-07)

Have a great Spring Break everyone!

This past week used three ideas I came up with and made within one afternoon. I was really busy that weekend and was planning on just using random Stripes ideas I had thought up of a long time ago but wanted to address the MAC closing, midterms, and spring break. Since I worked extra hard on the ideas for this week, please enjoy them!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

#43 - Test Taking

Stripes #43 (3-21-07)

Here we have the return of the sacrificial lamb plus the professor from the very first Stripes story. I like this strip because, unlike all the other Stripes so far, it uses recurring characters and nothing but.

Monday, March 19, 2007

#42 - Exercise

Stripes #42 (3-19-07)

This strip ended up being more biographical than I intended it to be. I live in Pfoho but had to skip my workout to do work. Since I had been busy all day, and it's 1am, I'm looking a bit like Audrey here.

Man could I use a protein shake right now.

Friday, March 16, 2007

#41 - Newspaper Comics

Stripes #41 (3-16-07)

Ba-dum, ching.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

#40 - Evil Mastermind

Stripes #40 (3-14-07)

This strip is an example of my amazing skills at cutting and pasting in Paint (because I don't know how to use Photoshop). Dallas's head in the second panel is pretty much all cut and paste, because on the original I hated how I drew his head. I composed it using parts from his head in the first panel and various curved lines found elsewhere in the strip. I think the only original thing to stay in the second panel is his left ear, face, and body.

Monday, March 12, 2007

#39 - Wii Nunchuk, Part 2

Stripes #39 (3-12-07)

Thank to an observant reader who pointed out that everyone but Dallas has "gotten" the other characters. Ironically, Dallas is the smartest of the group. Here, Dallas finally gets his due.

For more Wii nunchuk action, check out the Facebook-exclusive strip preceding this story by clicking "Next."

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Stripes Online #2

Stripes Online #2

I realized I've only had two exclusive Stripes stories online so far - the reminder about Stripes's schedule change (back when the strip was first starting out) and a Halloween Special.
Originally, this strip was going to run in the Crimson as part of the Wii story. Professional comic strips can get away with repeating a gag several times, since they're daily, but when you only run three times a week the extra time you have should be reflected in the creativity and quality of your work.
Since this joke is basically a repeat of Friday's, I decided to turn it into a online exclusive instead of dragging out the same gag. It's hard because every strip I make takes a lot of time, but in the end I feel it was the right decision. Plus, you guys get another exclusive. Enjoy.

Friday, March 9, 2007

#38 - Wii Nunchuk

Stripes #38 (3-9-07)

Just so we're clear, this is one of those stories NOT based off my life.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

#37 - The True Meaning of Class

Stripes #37 (3-7-07)

Ironically, I slept in this morning.

Monday, March 5, 2007

Friday, March 2, 2007

#35 - Back in Business

Stripes #35 (3-2-07)

In case it isn't glaringly obvious, I planned on running this strip to start off the second season before I realized Stripes began LAST week. Whatever.